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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Won., Dec. N, Potential Rape Victims Becoming Less Passive By UPI Writers The potential rapt- victim Is becoming In- creasingly less passive. Wumcn are fighting off their attackers with lighted clgarets, sharp weapons and police whistles, and are increasingly willing to prosecute them. "Women arc feeling anger after an inci- dent rather than a feeling of shame and guilt said Pat Nicholson, coordinator for Women Organized Against Hape, said in Philadelphia. "More women want to take re- venge through prosecution." "1 don't think women are using guns and knives so she said. "But they're be- coming smart enough to carry a sharp object in their hands. Lit Cigaret Best Threat "A lit cigaret has been, as far as I've heard, the best threat in discouraging an at- tack. A woman I know who was grabbed told her assailant, 'tough me again and this is going to go in your eye.' He fled." A survey of a number of American com- munities by UPI indicates an increasing awareness of the problem, and" a variety of steps to combat it. In Carbondale, 111., police Chief George Kennedy said self-defense courses given to women do not include karate and judo in- struction. "I personally feel that karate and judo give women a false sense of said Kennedy. "I think a woman's best defense is a good set of lungs and being able to give a proper gouge or kick if need be." The Carbondale courses include lips on how to administer kicks to the groin, tread on insteps or gouge eyes. Police Inspector James Crowley, of San Francisco's sex crime detail, said there was nn record of a rape victim using material arts against a rapist, or'of a woman carrying a knife or gun to ward off an attacker. Women Sold Bill of Goods "Women have been sold a bill of goods on martial arts Crowley said. "You can't take a 80-day course and be good at it. But there are many men who will run if a woman screams The best thing is to run if possible or draw the attention of witnesses by screaming." Police themselves are Increasing their an- ti-rape programs, including the use of decoys and the formation of self-defense classes. But at least one San Diego policewoman on a special task force had problems. She caught her suspect. said Hom- icide Lt. Ed Stevens, "she could have been of the apes and she still would have been knocked on her butt and had her neck stretched. Because that's what happened. She was knocked down and stomped despite sev- eral policemen rushing to her aid." Stevens recommended potential victims should "scream like or "bide their time till they find an opening to escape and then split." In Los Angeles, the scream-and-run theme was echoed by Nonl Frantic, a sergeant with the Los Angeles county sheriff's department. Miss also suggested women should resist an attack In every way scream, kick, bite, claw the eyes and lake off at a run II possible. She says she tells women to use any weap- on available, including a knife or gun if they feel their life is threatened. Don'f Cry Or Plead Sergeant warns, above all, don't cry or plead. "It makes the rapist feel like King she said. Reports from other areas include: In Utah, woman are being offered semi- nars in prevention and self defense but uo- thing as sophisticated as karate lessons arc underway. In Sacramento the county sheriff's de- partment for several years has been sending woman officers into the community to dis- cuss rape and how women can protect them- selves. In one case a woman was attacked ill the bedroom of her home and drove off the assailant when she cut him with a knife. In Las Vegas, with the third Highest rate of rape in the nation, Homicide Detec- tive Karen Good said she believes increased reporting is responsible for the higher num- ber of incidents. She said none of her case victims recently said they attempted to fight back. UP! Tc Susan Murdock, who is a black belt in Goju kar- ate, assumes basic combat position as she instructs students at the Women's Martial Arts center in New York recently. Society for Women Features Grefchen Paulsen Married Sunday Pamela Kreger Is Wed Remington Becomes Bride DES MOINES During a ceremony Saturday at West DCS Moines Methodist church, Miss Pamela Ann Kreger was married to Gary D. Medhus. The Rev. A.B. Os- wald officiated. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kre- ger of Olin and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Medhus of Oilman. The bridal gown of ivory crepe was styled with a high collar and fitted sleeves. A fingertip mantilla completed her ensemble and her flowers were a cascade of ivory roses centered with a white orchid. Patricia Kreger and Kathy Wulf attended as maid of hon- or and bridesmaid, respective- ly. Their empire gowns of avo- cado velvet were trimmed with avocado lace. Each car- ried a nosegay of ivory roses. Terry Medhus served his brother as best man and groomsman was Robert Rob- erts. Michael Kreger, brother of the bride, seated guests. A reception was given later that evening at JBJ's slipper club in Grinnell. After Wednesday, the cou- ple will reside near Oilman where the bridegroom farms. Mrs. Medhus was graduated from Central college and is presently employed by Sernco high school. A post-nnplial reception will be given by the parents of the bride Saturday. ANAMOSA .Miss Brcnda Remington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delberl Remington of Olin became the bride of Scott Hansen of Storm Lake during a ceremony Friday at ,81. Patrick's Catholic church. Officiating was the Rev. Al While. Following, a reception was given in the church social Wioms. Tlie bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs. Deo Hanson of Anamosa. Cluny lace accented the scoop neckline and cuffed bishop sleeves of the bride's knit gown which was styled with a sweep train. A head- piece of matching lace and seed pearls held her veil and her flowers were yellow roses and pompons. Mrs. Bruce Taylor attended her sister as matron of honor and bridesmaids were Linda and Nancy Remington, also sisters of the bride. They wore empire gowns of green polyes- ter accented with Cluny lace. Each carried a bouquet of yel- low roses and pompons. Michael Hansen served as best man and groomsmen were Michael MeGrecvy and Pete Odegard. Guests were seated by Bryce Taylor, Don Ellen and Terry Williams. Kelly Christiansen was flower girl. They couple will make their home in Storm Lake where Mr. Hansen, a former student at Buena Vista college, is em- ployed by Storm Lake Floral Co. The bride, a former slu- dont at the University of Northern Iowa, will be attend- ing Bucna Vista college. Nuptial vows were ex- changed during a ceremo- ny Sunday aflernoon by Miss Gretchen Eluise Paulson, the daughter of Dr. und Mrs. Dun- aid A. Paulson of 857 Valley- brook drive SE, and William George Enke. The bridegroom is .the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Enke of Oelwein. The ceremony at Bethany Lutheran church was per- formed by the Rev. A. C. llornbostel. At a recep- tion for guests was given, at the Town House Motor Inn. Honor attendants for the bride were her sister, Glcnda Paulson of Iowa City and Mrs. James Harvey Larsen uf Arm- strong. Serving the bride- groom as best men were his brothers, Richard Enke of Ce- dar Falls and James Knke of DCS Moines. Greg Paulson of Iowa City, brother of Ihe bride, and Gordon Paulson seated guests. Candlelighlers were Joyce Scull of Mason Ci- ty and Debbie Raymond of Belle Plaine. A gown of ivory mnracaine Jersey accented with V'enise lace at the bodice and cuffs and styled with a chapel- length train was chosen by the bride. A fingertip veil caught to a Venise lace headpiece completed her ensemble and lief flowers wore red roses and miniature carnations. Her attendants' emerald green princess halter gowns were al- so fashioned of jersey and topped with hooded jackets. Each carried a single red rose. The new Mr. and Mrs. Enke will make their home in Iowa City following a skiing trip to Tclemark, tt'is. The bride, ;i graduate of Iowa Slate univer- sity, will receive her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May. She has been a teacher in Ka- Mrs. Enke cine, Mr. Enke received his US degree from Uni- versity of Iowa whore lie is currently a senior student in the college of law. Death Investigated Waiting to Wed Teachers Die in Plane Crash GUATEMALA CITY (UPI) Florence Berger had looked forward to the trip. It was a great way for a high school history teacher to spend Christmas vacation. Miss Berger, a New Yorker, flew off enthusiastically to sec Central America's Indian ruins first hand. The Irip end- ed over the weekend in a fiery plane crash near the Mayan ruins of Tikal. She was one of 21 Ameri- cans, most of them teachers from the New York area, to die Saturday night in the crash of a chartered Lockheed Lodestar jetliner in Northern Guatemala. Guatemalan air force planes flew to the crash site Monday to bring the badly burned bod- ies back lo the capital. Avia- tion officials began Investigat- ing the cause of the crash. The aircraft, carrying three Guatemalan crewmen and 21 tourists, crashed on takeoff after a visit to the Tikal ruins. Authorities said everyone aboard was killed. The U.S. embassy said 19 of the passengers were from the New York area. A couple from Columbus, Ohio, completed passenger list. U.S. Consul General Howard Gross said many of (be pas- sengers were teachers and their families. NEW YORK (UPI) Po- lice Monday hoped they could determine .what an autopsy re- port did not whether the death plunge of Amy Vander- bilt, America's first lady uf et- iquette, was an accident or su- icide. Dr. Yung Rho, the city's deputy chief medical examin- er, said her dealh occurred "striclly as a resull of the fall" from a second-story win- dow in her Manhattan East side apartment Friday, and that she could have fallen ac- cidentally because of dizziness brought on by hypertension. The report did not rule .on whether Miss Vanderbilt jumped or fell. Resume Investigation Polict, who originally had called her death an apparent suicide, said they would re- sume Ihuir investigation Mon- day. The pathologist's report said evidence of hypertension, a condition involving high cho- lesterol deposils in Ihe circu- latory system, was shown in the autopsy on Miss Vander- bilt, who was (Hi. Rbo said, there were no signs of brain-damage, but ad- ded dizzy spells occasionally occur in hyper-tense patients without brain damage. Miss Vandcrbilt's husband, Curtis Kellar, has said the hy- pertension and the drugs bis wife was taking (o combat the condition caused her to suffer dizzy spells. No Foul Play Detectives have ruled out foul play in Miss Vanderbilt's fall. Miss Vanderbilt' body was found on the sidewalk in front of the building at about p.m. Friday, police said. Kellar said he was in anoth- er room at the time of the plunge but walked into the liv- ing room and noticed his wife was missing. He said the win- dow was open and when he- looked out he saw her body lying on the ground. Police said no suicide note was left. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Ihe llolv Trinilv. Israeli Woman Gives Birth to Quints JERUSALEM (UPI) All Israeli woman who took fertil- ity drugs because she failed lo have a child in seven years of marriage lias given birth to quintuplets. Officials at Iladassa hospi- tal said Mrs. Tova Medina, 111, and the'quintuplets wore in satisfactory condition Sunday after a Caesarcan section. The officials said the moth- er and baliies slill face a 48- hour critical period before the children's chances of survival will be clear. Mrs. Medina is the wife of prison guard, Moshe Medina. Basic Meal Plan Will Please Everyone Grownups usually have dif- ferent tastes in food from children. Can you please both sides? Start with a basic meal plan. A simple something here and there will separate the seniors from the junior set. Honey-broiled grapefruit fur you, plain halves for (hem. Ground beef patties? Top yours with benrnaisc sauce; catsup will please them mure. But don't keep up Ibis dou- ble standard any longer than necessary. Encourage child- ren lo sample wlial you eat. Their likes are apt lo change overnight and you may be sur- prised at how sophisticated their tastes can be. DEAR ABBY: I just read the letter from the 16-year-old girl who feels herself better qualified to rear children than "old" people of 30 or 40. When I was a scant two years older than this girl, I had a child. I was unmarried. at the time. I put the baby up for adop- tion. It was my own decision, and no one tried to influence me. Now that 1 am mature and happily married, I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that 1 made that choice. It would have been unfair of me to have taken an innocent in- fant with me through the "growing up" process which took place between then and now. I agree with you that having a child is a wonderful experi- ence, but only when a woman is mature. How many teenage girls do you think have this degree of maturity? LUCKY DEAR LUCKY: Thank you for giving others the bcnrflt of your experience. Very few unmarried teenage mothers are sufficiently mature to han- dle motherhood. DEAR ABBY: In reply (o Mrs. M.H., you wrote, "What you are saying is that the se- cret of getting your children to listen to you is to listen to them." Abby, I wonder how many people realize that there is a right not to listen. The late William Ernest Hocking wrote, "The speaker has no right to compel a hearing; there could be no right of tfcc speech if there were not a cor- responding right riot to listen. It would hardly do to make free speech free, and listening compulsory. though that might be a speaker's dream.'" OLD FAITHFUL IN MEM- PHIS Everyone has a problem. What's yours? For o reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, los Angeles, Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self- addressed please. Bridge West Side Club Mitchell movement winners of the game played Sunday at Welly-Way were: North-south liulh Helm and Tom Hare, firsl, and Mrs. Charles Lci- pold and Mel Verne Smoker, second; east-west Mary Egan and August Richcrs, first, and Bruce Thihcr and Bruce Culhberlson, second. The next game will be played Thursday al at Welly- Way. Marlon Club Winners of the Unwell movement played Saturday ill the YWCA were Mrs. F. G. Johnson and Mrs. George Jen- kins, first, and Mrs. Nate Frink and Mrs. Mel Smoker, second. The nexl scheduled game is Saturday at at the YWCA. OPEN IIOUSK GIVKN FOR FORMER RESIDENTS Mr. and Mrs. George W. Smith, KiOll C avenue NW, were hosts at an open bouse Friday evening given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Miller of Minneapolis. The Millers, formerly cif Cedar Rapids, vis- iled (he Smiths during (he hn- lidavs. Michael Wilson, 29, stands outside the oceanfront mansion (back- ground) rented by his fiance, Rachael Fitler. Miss Filler, a millionaire heiress related to Vice-president Nelson Rockefeller, is scheduled to arrive in the wealthy resort community of Palm Beach, Fla., in a few days. They may be wed in the house, which is near the exclusive hotel where Wilson was work- inn wtion ho met Miss Fitler. DR. RONALD S. HOYLE CHIROPRACTOR 1530 N.E. OFFICE HOURS TELEPHONE BY APPOINTMENT 362-2689 122 2nd Av.. SI COCONUT BON BONS CONGRATULATIONS DOROTHY STICK Dorothy was involved in over of real estate transactions during 1974. Our heartiest congratulations go out to Dorothy and the satisfied people she served. Colonial Office Center 1500 Second Avenue SE 366-5363 r of Board ol ftnaitort Multiple In ting 'The Company Built by friends'   

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